Gloucester Resource Council


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Taking Care of one Another  

Gloucester County Emergency Management and Gloucester County Economic Development are partnering with local organizations to take care of one another and keep aware of funding opportunities as they become available to help combat the financial impacts of COVID-19. Businesses and nonprofits are struggling and Virginia State resources could become spread thin, so it’s important to look at what we can do as a community for one another.
Help is needed distributing meals, health information and gathering nonperishable food donations. If your organization would like to assist in any way, please let us know by contacting Jane Wenner at 804-693-1390 or jwenner@gloucesterva.info . Also, let us know what services you can provide and what needs that you have. And, as a general reminder, please continue to document all of your losses and volunteer hours.


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Food Distributions – 3/26, 3/28

In need of food during these challenging times? Here are some scheduled Food distributions over the next few days!

Thursday, March 26, 2020No photo description available.
• 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
• 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Locations
Newington Baptist Church
6169 Main Street,
Gloucester VA 23061

Providence Baptist Church
3501 Providence Rd.
Hayes VA 23072

Distribution sponsored by
• Bread for Life Food Pantry
• Gloucester CERT
• Medical Reserve Corp
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

4:30-5:30 pm
Gloucester Inn
6639 Forest Hill Ave
Gloucester VA 23061

5:45-6:30 pm
TJ Maxx parking lot, parallel to Aldi’s
6702 Fox Centre Pkwy
Gloucester VA 23061

7:00-7:50 PM
Mathews Laundry
10532 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews VA 23109

Distributions sponsored by
• Helping the Homeless


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How to support local businesses during COVID-19

Local business is the backbone of Gloucester’s economy. With the COVID-19 pandemic on the minds of citizens across the globe, small businesses everywhere are being impacted. Locally, many small businesses are finding innovative ways of staying afloat during uncertain times. As consumers, many of us can help support our small businesses from the comforts of our homes, offices, cars, or other means while maintaining social distance.
 
 
For all local business resources during this time of uncertainty, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/1189/COVID-19-BUSINESS-RESOURCES


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Gloucester to recognize Flood Awareness Week

March 8-14 marks Flood Awareness Week in Virginia. This is an ideal time for residents to prepare for potential flooding ahead of spring rains and the upcoming hurricane season. Throughout the week and into the spring season, Gloucester County will focus on educating the public about flood risk and the importance of flood insurance for those in high risk areas.
 
Gloucester County currently enjoys a 20 percent discount to flood insurance premiums thanks to the County’s participation in the Community Ratings System (CRS). The CRS is a National Flood Insurance Program run by FEMA through which localities’ floodplain management efforts are measured and rated using a prescribed series of available creditable activities.